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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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Mitchell Froom Brings It All Back HomeA Thousand Days is a line from a Louie Pérez poem and the title of Mitchell Froom's third solo release. Froom …
The first thing every critic says about Hendrik Meurkens is that he's the world's second best jazz harmonica player (referring to Toots Thielemans as number one, of cour…
"Afro Nordic Soul Jazz" Not As Foreign As You'd ThinkJourney of the Sledge Dog and the Camel is a witty title for a Danish sextet performing African…
Howard Leshaw's Essential "Rebirth" of the CoolShadow Song contains inspired jazz, through and through. Each crack composition is an integral part o…
Rawls and the Rays prove the Blues knows No BoundariesThe first things you hear on No Boundaries are overdriven electric guitar l…
Lively French Trio Demands, "Listen to Me!"The cover photo of a child playing on a beach is apropos for Sébastien Paindestre Trio's latest record, Ecout…
16-year-old Isaiah Sharkey's Debut is a Family Affair The cover photo of Skyline firmly establishes a strong Chicago influence e…
State-side jazz fans seeking another hotbed of great music need look no further than our neighbor to the north. Rémi Bolduc is an alto saxman hot on Montreal's thriving …
While on a break from Miles Davis in 1957, Paul Chambers assembled a quartet of several favorite musicians to play several of his favorite tunes (mainstream then, classi…
Nonsensical Nonet Releases Energetic US DebutAnd now for something completely different! Three European housemates form the nucleus of fusion ban…
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